Timber on our doorstep

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University Liaison Manager Elizabeth Turner has been leading TRADA Technology's involvement in three research consortia examining the commercial potential of British timber. With Technical Consultant Nick Clifford, she explains why structurally, as well as aesthetically, British forests have much to offer the designer.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2012

Suggested Reading

Grown in Britainnavigation-arrow

Elizabeth Turner and Charlie Law explode the myth that British-grown timber is inferior to imports.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2014

01/01/2014 |  Magazine Article  

Home-grown Cross-laminated timber - Pipe dream or realistic propositionnavigation-arrow

Director of Edinburgh Napier University's Forest Products Research Institute, Peter Wilson believes that despite limited forestry resources, the possibility of the UK creating its own Cross-Laminated Timber industry is more a question of 'when' than 'whether'.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2013

01/01/2013 |  Magazine Article  

Specifying timber species in marine and freshwater constructionnavigation-arrow

Historically, the UK construction industry has favoured a narrow range of tried and tested hardwood timbers for use in marine and freshwater applications.


Over-reliance on a small number of species is not compatible within sustainable forest management, as certain species are being over-exploited. This is likely to reduce the...

03/06/2019 |  Wood Information Sheet